Every year, London sees two branded Fashion Weeks take-over the city centre’s streets and high-profile venues. Promoting and displaying a gathering of the world’s greatest designers’ work.
Saturday 17th February, saw Burberry’s colourful catwalk collection turn heads for a number of reasons — these may not be the reasons you’d typically expect.
As standard, they took centrepiece within the London event. This week was no different with their trademark, perhaps vintage tartan get-up being altered slightly, weaving the notorious LGBTQ+ rainbow into aspects of the designs; coinciding with the UK’s LGBT History Month. Continue reading “Burberry’s bright catwalk branded brilliant success”
FASHION week’s regular centrepiece, Burberry, has announced that their Saturday London show will be dedicated to gays rights campaigns and charities. The show will lay feature to an iconic rainbow, woven seamlessly into the brand’s trademark tartan get-up— a percentage of proceeds will be donated to three large charities. The Albert Kennedy Trust, Trevor Project, and ILGA. Continue reading “Bailey’s Burberry brightens Fashion Week”
WHAT were once topics of great taboo, are now seemingly two key features to formulate a rise in the ranks of fame and fortune for a number of up-and-coming figureheads. I’d go as far to say; these particular names are those who will be leading the youth movement for years to come. Continue reading “Street Culture’s misappropriation of 21st Century torments”
ON September 14th 2017, I was one of a handful to attend Nike’s “Process of Collaboration” talk within London’s Barbican centre; this was an occasion in which 5 of “The Ten” were released. Guest speakers included both Virgil Abloh and Nate Jobe; Nike’s Senior Design Director, who answered questions towards the end of proceedings on top of signing merchandise. As the event got underway, we were informed 60k had applied alone for this particular ‘workshop’, leaving myself to be one of the lucky number.
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FASHION, clothing, visual attributes of which can be manipulated to represent or present one’s mental confidence or state at any one time. A subject of great taboo becomes painfully obvious once its delicate shell is peeled back; said shell can be seen as a shield of confidence. Online communities have grown in abundance since 2010; Facebook in particular has allowed the development and progression of such groups as Mental Health Talk UK/EU. Here, those who need advice, a friendly face, or help when worst comes to worst. As awareness and acceptance grows within the public eye, treatment or development of diagnosis has progressed. It is no longer a sign of weakness.
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YET another Crepe City event has been and gone, however, what made this event differ to those in the past? Well, Nike’s Air Max retro session over the last month or so gave a very different image to proceedings.
This weekend we bare witness to the 30th year anniversary of Air Max, a brainchild that revolutionised the sneaker world once a certain Tinker Hatfield decided to make the unit visible, incorporated within his sleek Air Max 87 runner. Mr Hatfield’s influence stemmed from architecture, after all, it was on this basis that he graduated, followed by Nike employment in 1981. Visible Air was a result of Paris’ Centre Pompidou, where all the ‘guts’ are on show. As a concept, seeing beneath a sneaker’s shell was far from normality; but it happened. 1987, two years after Tinker’s switch to sneaker design we saw this trademark silhouette debut.
Continue reading “Crepe City 03/17 Recap, giving the Grails some Air-time…”
CULTURE is an interesting concept; everyone’s perception seems to differ whether it be in a positive or overly ‘sheep-like’ outlook when it comes to fashion. Over the last months, I felt as though I’d fallen out of love with streetwear and everything it entails; the supposed lack of said culture had become apparent in its entirety. These days, everything is far more centralised around how much an outfit costs or how many logos can be displayed; not aesthetic presence. Of course this isn’t a negative route to take, I’d like to point out, each individual has their own taste whether it to be taken as inspiration from others, or simply built around personal custom. To affirm a stronger sense of what our culture holds, or will hold in 2017, you have to take a step back from social media and enjoy the bigger picture. For instance, opposed to larger communities we now have ‘subsections’ if you will; localised, intricate little pockets of enthusiasts whom share common knowledge and love of apparel- being sneakers, clothing, reselling, you name it. Continue reading “Streetwear culture isn’t dead, it’s just changing.”